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Ecuador: matches, team and player to watch at the 2022 World Cup

Ecuador: matches, team and player to watch at the 2022 World Cup

Ecuador: matches, team and player to watch at the 2022 World Cup

Ecuador will have the honor of serving as a smorgasbord at the opening of the World Cup, following what promises to be a grand ceremony at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. Qatar’s first opponents, the Ecuadorians, should have ruined the party in order to take a better position in a group in which they are not the favorites of the predictions.


Ecuador almost did not participate in this World Cup due to a funny confusion with the eligibility of Byron Castillo (eventually not allowed to the final phase), Chile filed a complaint regarding “possible falsification of documents granting Ecuadorian citizenship” to the player.

Team uniform

Three Gustavo Alfaro Argentines – apart from Byron Castillo’s question of conformity, which they had to prove before several sports courts – qualified for this World Cup after an absolutely epic campaign. Where Ecuador surprises South America by finishing ahead of Peru, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia and Venezuela. The Ecuadorians will have a new opportunity to write a unique page in their debut against Qatar, as no host nation has lost in the first game of their World Cup. After skipping Russia in 2018, Ecuador will have to rise to the challenge to start its pool.

List of Featured Players

  • Guardians: Moises Ramirez (Independiente del Valle), Alexandre Dominguez (Liga de Quito), Hernan Galindez (Aucas).
  • Defenders: Piero Hincapie (Bayer Leverkusen/Germany), Robert Arboleda (São Paulo, Brazil), Purvis Estupiñan (Brighton, England), Angelo Preciado (Genk, Belgium), Jackson Poroso (Troyes) , France), Xavier Arreaga (Seattle Sounders, USA). , Diego Palacios (Los Angeles, USA), Felix Torres (Santos Laguna, Mexico), William Pacho (Antwerp, Belgium).
  • Environment: Carlos Gruzeso (Augsburg/Germany), José Cifuentes (Los Angeles/USA), Alan Franco (Talleres/Argentina), Moises Caicedo (Brighton/England), Angel Mena (Leon/Mexico), Jeremy Sarmiento (Brighton/England) ), Jagson Mendez (Los Angeles, USA), Ayrton Preciado (Santos Laguna, Mexico), Gonzalo Plata (Valladolid, Spain), Romario Ibarra (Pachuca, Mexico).
  • Intruders Cast: Djorcaeff Reasco (Newell’s Old Boys/ARG), Kevin Rodriguez (Imbabura), Michael Estrada (Cruz Azul/MEX), Enner Valencia (Fenerbahce/TOUR).

Likely composition

FIFA World Cup in Ecuador

A rejuvenated Gustavo Alfaro, Ecuador will rely on a proven defensive system, conceding just 19 goals throughout the qualifying stage (the third-best defense in the Amsouda zone). The embodiment of the talented Purvis Estupinan, Piero Hincapie and Moises Caicedo.

Player to watch: Purvis Estupinan

Ecuadorian Purvis Estupinan, October 22, 2022, City Stadium (Manchester).
Ecuadorian Purvis Estupinan, October 22, 2022, City Stadium (Manchester). ActionPlus/Icon Sports

Leaving this summer for the Premier League and Brighton after the Villarreal bombing, where he was one of the architects of the Yellow Submarine’s historic journey to the last Champions League semi-final, Estupinan was logically one of the most popular defenders in Europe during the off-season. At 24 years old, this tireless defender was one of the main fighters of the “Three” during the qualifications.

Ecuador Schedule

Source: Le Parisien

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